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FULL RESPONSE: Mining Tailings Dams Risk in the Vaal

10 July 2022
Itโ€™s a mega tailings dam on the gold fields to help clean up a century of polluting residue from mine workings. A whistleblower broke ranks about the risk perched above the Vaal River and the people who live and farm there. Harmony Gold and AngloGold Ashanti refused an on-camera interview, but provided responses in writing.
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We investigated how a farming community in the North West runs the risk of having toxic mine water from a mega tailings dam flood their fields and the critical Vaal River that runs near its banks. Read AngloGold Ashanti and Harmony Gold's full written statements below.

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